Eulogies & Condolences

Shimon Peres, then Minister of Foreign Affairs , write about Orit

 

 

Orit was a dedicated employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, working tirelessly in the Public Diplomacy Division to bring the justice of Israel's cause to world public attention. In this campaign that we are engaged in, Orit, like her name [in Hebrew – light], brought light, humor and song to her environment. She was a spiritual center, outstanding in her warmth and amiability, and will be sorely missed by all who knew her.

 

I would like to say that Orit's physical beauty was a mere reflection of her unusual inner beauty. She was a serious, talented woman who loved her country and her family; she also loved Jerusalem. Orit was a teacher; she also had enormous talent in singing and dancing. At her school, René Cassin, she was considered to be an outstanding student.

 

 

She looked on her job at the Foreign Ministry as a kind of mission and not just as a source of income.

 

Orit's colleagues at the Foreign Ministry loved her very much and appreciated her; they believed she had a great future ahead of her. We will always view Orit as a symbol of the new generation of young women in the field of defense, dedication and modesty. We will do everything to defend our lives without forgetting the vision of peace, and Orit will be integrated into both: the efforts for defense and the light of the vision.

 

Orit – may your memory be a light for an entire generation.

 

 

Letter:

 

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

 

Jerusalem, 28 Adar 5762

11 March 2002

To:  The Ozarov family

20 Shalom Sivan St.

Ramot Gimel, Jerusalem

 

 

Dear Dalia, Yehezkel and Yaron,

 

No words can console you for the cutting down of the tree of life of a young girl with her whole future ahead of her.

No words can salve the terrible pain of your daughter's/sister's murder.

 

Orit was a dedicated employee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, working tirelessly in the Public Diplomacy Division to bring the justice of Israel's cause to world public attention. In this campaign that we are engaged in, Orit, like her name [in Hebrew – light], brought light, humor and song to her environment. She was popular socially, outstanding in her warmth and amiability, and will be sorely missed by all who knew her at the Ministry.

 

I am with you in these unbearably hard moments, feel your pain and shed your tears.